Bakery Bar SE Sold

I read the following letter on Bakery Bar’s blog this morning (to read more about new tenant Bunk Bar, click here):

SE Water Ave Bakery Bar Sold; Will Close March 2
We are finally able to confirm that Bakery Bar’s location on SE Water Ave has been sold. Its final day of business will be Tuesday, March 2. The new owners are currently making arrangements for an entirely new and very different food and beverage venture.

Bakery Bar’s NE shop, at 2935 NE Glisan – IS NOT PART OF THE SALE. The NE shop, just over a year old, is thriving and has big plans in store for 2010. In the first week of February, we began serving cocktails. By mid-March, we will have improved year-round outdoor seating. And this summer(June/July), we will again show most of the games in the FIFA World Cup.

The sale of the SE Water Ave location is bittersweet for us to be sure. It has been a very special part of the SE Industrial neighborhood as a destination for great coffee, scones, and lunch. Our employees have been wonderful. We will always be grateful for their hard work. The set of regular customers we have are second to none. In general, we are very aware that everyone involved with the shop is going to feel a genuine sense of loss. We feel it too.

But the sale will allow us to focus on the NE Glisan store. It also gives us some much needed breathing room in our busy lives. Running two shops, especially in this economy, is/has been tough. It really does take a great deal of energy and we are thankful to get a break.

So, to all our SE Water Ave customers: a very big “Thank You”. We hope you visit us at the NE Glisan shop. We’re confident you’ll like it there too.

Finally, we’d like to make a polite but very important request: Please help us by clearly specifying the “SE Water Ave shop” in your discussions, tweets, blog posts, facebook comments/chats, etc. We’ve learned it’s very easy for people to get the wrong idea.

See you all the NE Glisan shop soon.

With Both Excitement and Regret,

Dan Stoops and Jocelyn Barda, Owners

Bakery Bar NE
2935 NE Glisan St. (Between 29th & 30th) – Portland, OR
Hours: Mon-Sat 7a-3p | Sun 8a-3p | 503.477.7779